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Has Tahrir changed?

Tahrir Square has changed. The number of protesters has dropped and new faces have appeared, though many old ones remain...

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Subsidizing political parties

Certain revolution youth coalitions requested the ruling military council to subsidize political parties. This issue should be discussed in a...

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When will we see independent trade unions?

The Egyptian Federation of Trade Unions (EFTU) is a problem to which the solution is the creation of independent syndicates....

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What if the constitution came second?

In the 19 March referendum on constitutional amendments, 77 percent of Egyptians voted in favor of holding elections before drafting...

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Where does the Brotherhood’s strength lie?

Some people attribute the Muslim Brotherhood’s strength to its organizational coherence and the widespread culture of obedience among its members....

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The dangers of a parliamentary system

Controversy abounds over the future of Egypt’s political system. Some defend the idea of a parliamentary republic, arguing it’s the...

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Putting the Mubaraks on trial

Mubarak’s trial is not simply over financial crimes. It's also about political crimes that were committed over 30 years. It...

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Sectarianism’s final act

Sectarian conflict has once again exploded between Egypt’s Muslims and Copts. The church attack in Imbaba last week will be...

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A test for the Muslim Brotherhood

Since the 1970s, the Muslim Brotherhood has been gaining valuable political experience by participating is student and trade union union...

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New governors, old ways

Curious is the process by which 13 new governors have been appointed across Egypt. It's as if most of them...

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Revolution brings out the best in Egypt

During Mubarak’s rule, Egypt was divided into two camps. The first benefited from the regime and was complicit in its...

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The West watches on

The clear reluctance on the part of Arab regimes and Western powers to support the Tunisian revolution is amazing. This...

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Egypt is not Tunisia

Those who watched Al-Jazeera’s live coverage of the great protests in Tunisia should know that what happened in Tunisia is...

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Ending sectarianism in Egypt

Despite the gravity of the recent terrorist acts in Alexandria, most observers have treated the matter superficially and have shied...

Amr el-Shobaki Amr el-Shobaki 7 years ago